Hundreds protest plan for refugee camp in Slovenian town

Several hundred people rallied in the northeastern Slovenian town of Kidricevo on Friday against the government plan to set up a camp there for migrants who might be sent back from Austria and Germany in the event of being denied asylum in the two countries.

The rally was held during a meeting between the local authorities and the state secretary for migrant issues, Bostjan Sefic, who said later that nothing had been decided yet and that talks would resume.

Reportedly, a refugee centre with the capacity to accommodate up to 4,000 people would be set up in this town of 1,300.

The protesters carried banners reading: "Migrants are not welcome" and "Migrants should be sent to Ljubljana".

Last update: Fri, 15/01/2016 - 17:03
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